How to Raise Friendship in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
What is Friendship?
Friendship is stat in Pokemon Legends: Arceus that determines your bond with various Pokemon in your team. Increasing friendship with certain Pokemon allows them to evolve, making it important to spend time raising the parameter as you go through the game’s main story.
The friendship stat is initially hidden in the game prior to unlocking the Friendship Checker feature.
Ways to Increase Friendship
Battle with your Pokemon.
Frequently using a particular Pokemon in battle will raise its friendship levels more so than those on your roster that you do not send out. Because of this, try to take on as many wild Pokemon as you can using the Pokemon that you want to raise your bond with.
Keep in mind that friendship decreases if your Pokemon faints in battle. To avoid instances like this, try to have your Pokemon battle lower-level wild Pokemon to accumulate friendship levels quickly.
Use Pokemon to gather items.
Letting your Pokemon collect items from gathering points also lets you increase friendship while exploring the various areas of the Hisui region. Send them out frequently to collect berries from trees whenever you get the chance to do so out in the wild.
Evolving Pokemon through Raising Friendship
As mentioned, certain Pokemon will only be able to evolve with high enough friendship. Other Pokemon even require you to max out the stat for them to reach higher evolution stages, making it a must to consistently use them in battle.